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Re: Mathematica 8 Home Edition

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  • Subject: [mg116108] Re: Mathematica 8 Home Edition
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2011 06:09:16 -0500 (EST)

You mean like the EULA for much, or most, proprietary software?

On 2/1/2011 6:51 AM, AES wrote:
> In article<ii5rii$fia$1 at smc.vnet.net>,
>   Murray Eisenberg<murray at math.umass.edu>  wrote:
>
>> So far as I am aware, for a given version number, e.g., 8.0.0, the
>> regular (i.e., "Professional") edition = Home Edition = Student Edition
>> with respect to features.
>>
>> The two aspects that _may_ differ are: (1) kind of support provided by
>> Wolfram Research (beyond installation issues), and (2) whether some
>> special identification of the edition appears on printed pages.
>
>
> And, the legal restrictions that you (purportedly!) agree to, and even
> commit others to, when you purchase and use the Home Edition.
>
> Last time I looked at the fine print of these was several years ago, but
> my reaction at that time was that they were as extensive as they were
> dismaying as they were stupid as they were unenforceable.
>

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